İnsan evriminin fosil listesi, insanın evrimiyle ilgili birçok kayda değer primat fosilleri hakkında genel bir bakış sunmaktadır.Genellikle her ne kadar eksiksiz ve tam kafatasları veya bütün bir iskelet fosili nadir olarak bulunabilmekle beraber sadece birkaç kemik parçalarından veya dişten oluşan parçalar halinde binlerce fosil buluntular da mevcuttur.Animals included wooly rhinoceros, musk oxen, chamois, ibex, reindeer, saiga antelope, cave bears, horses, steppe bison, giant elk, wooly mammoths, red deer, lions, woodland bison, wild ass, salmon, fallow deer, ringed seals, and aurochs (large, long-horned wild oxen).By 15,000 years ago the Ice Age was largely over, large of herds of animals roamed steppe grasslands and forests, salmon was abundant in the rivers and the Neanderthals were long gone.
Neanderthal extinction began around 40,000 years ago in Europe, after anatomically modern humans had reached the continent.
By 12,000 years ago wetter weather dominated, enough glacial ice had melted to swamp coastal areas.
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This date, which is based on research published in Nature in 2014, is much earlier than previous estimates, and it was established through improved radio carbon dating methods analysing 40 sites from Spain to Russia.
The survey did not include sites in Asia, where Neanderthals may have survived longer.